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Black-backed Fruit Dove - BirdForum Opus

Photo by James Eaton
Location: Bipolo, W.Timor, Indonesia
Ptilinopus cinctus


32-34 cm (12-13¾ in)

  • White head, neck and upper breast
  • Black back and upperwing gradually becoming lighter towards a grey rump
  • Black tail with broad grey terminal band
  • Grey underparts
  • White head and neck


Bali to Lesser Sunda Islands.


Black-banded Fruit Dove was formerly included as a subspecies.


There are 6 subspecies [1]:


Rainforest and wooded areas.



Little has been recorded, but they most likely eat fruit and berries.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2015)
  3. Wikipedia

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